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PITTSBURGH .... 1 m. i min. CLEVELAND.... . . 1 HR. SS MIN. I DETROIT... 2 hrs. « min. SAVf 10%...Buy HOUND TKIHtkkmN' NORTHWEST 0*** AIRLINES U. S. Refused to Send Russians Big Bombers, War Papers Show The United States refused to help Russia build a long-range air force during World War II. This was disclosed with publica tion last night of four heretofore secret documents pertaining to Soviet lend-lease. The documents disclosed that early in 1944 Russia asked the United.States to supply her with 540 heavy, long-range bombers, 240 B-17 Flying Fortresses and 300 B-24 Lib erators. The request was turned down. Reasons for the rejection were not explained in the four “protocols,” but have been made plain since. Thousands of Planes Supplied. American military leaders took the position that the United States and Britain were capable of carrying out the strategic bombing of Ger many without Russia’s help. They were loath even then to build up a long-range Soviet air force. Thousands of fighter planes and hundreds of medium bombers were supplied to Russia on lend-lease. .-. =Ti The result was that Russia ended the war with an air force skilled in short-range combat, but without much experience in heavy strategic bombing techniques. The State Department made pub lic the four “Soviet supply proto cols” to meet charges that the long secret papers assured Russia of any postwar supply of American goods. First of the series of protocols, setting forth the supplies Russia wanted and what the United States and Britain believed they could make available, was signed at Mos cow in 1941. Received Less Than Asked. The Russians received in general less than they asked because the goods were not available or could not be delivered. However, their total lend-lease receipts from this country amounted to $10,600,000,000, according to latest revised figures. Negotiations are continuing spas modically now for settlement of this account. Much of it is expected to be written off on the principle of not asking pay for goods consumed in the common war effort. But this Government expects some payment for supplies useful for civilian pur poses since the war. The 1944 protocol showing rejec tion of Russia’s request for long range bombers promised them many other planes, including 2,450 fight ers. It also disclosed the Russians asked for 600 B-25 medium bombers and were offered 300, and sought 120 flying boats with 30 offered. How many of these planes actually were delivered was not shown. PTA Takes Board Stand The Bradley School Parent-Teach er Association yesterday announced it had approved the recommenda tion of the Montgomery County Council of PTA for a nonpartisan elected school board. MASSEUR Soothe jagged nerves Refresh tired muscles. REDUCE Treatments in Your Home ANY HOl’R DAY OB NIGHT EX. 2937 Week tnd and After 6 P.M. DU. 5452 Our pert Gibson Girl soilor of synthetic straw will Become your favorite companion. In wonderful colors: summer green, beige, navy, grey or black; ours alone in Washington. $1250 * Debutante Hats, Sixth Floor Also at Spring valley Julius Garfinckel & Co. Colored suede highlights our flat wedge shoes. Burnt orange, Kelly green or red . . . wonderful accessory accent for your spectator clothes. Closed toe and heel wedge pump or the double buckle strap wedge. $10.95 pair. Debutante Shoes, Sixth Floor Also at Spring Valley * Julius Garfinckel & Co. F Street at Fourteenth for all kinds of weather and activity. Our cotton gabardine shorts, cut very short with a wide waistborid and hip pocket. Topped by a striped or plain cotton polo shirt. For ages 6 to 16. Shorts $4.50. Shirts $2.50. Shop for Boys and Young Men Also at Spring Valley Julius Garfinckel & Co. F Street at Fourteenth IN OUR Flower-splashed white rayon crepe dresses topped with short, full-flared jackets are symbolic of you . . . designed for a busy, functional wardrobe. Ours alone in Washington. The two-piece dress in rad or purple flower design; short, $35; long, $39.95. The wool f jackets in white, coral, aqua or maize, $22.95 „ Debutante Shops, Sixth Floor Also at Spring Valley Julius Garfinckel & Co.